Sunday, December 9, 2018

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND MEDICAL

Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 30 Plenty of Sunshine High 51) 

This was a prelude for Christmas week. We worked on Christmas decorations. All the stockings were hung on the valence with care, in hopes that SantaCat soon would be there.


On the medical front Jo continued her physical therapy this week and Sandra had her teeth cleaned and a tooth extraction. Here is SantaCat consoling his sister after her surgery.


Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, December 2, 2018

SUNSET, PHYSICAL THERAPY, STEROID SHOT, EYE DOCTOR, AND A MINI-MOVE

Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 36 Mostly Cloudy High 72) 

Sunsets at Kerrville-Schreiner Park are positioned that we don't see them from the rig so we haven't taken many photos while there. We did see a great one after shopping at Wal-Mart.


We had another busy week medically. Jo continued her physical therapy and got a steroid shot in her back and we both had our annual eye appointments. 

After a month at Kerrville-Schreiner we departed yesterday for By the River RV Park, also in Kerrville but on the other end of town. We will be here for a few months.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, November 25, 2018

MEDICAL, MOVIE, THANKSGIVING AND CARPET CLEANING

Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 51 Partly Sunny; Breezy High 63) 

This past week Jo had the MRI of her back and continued physical therapy on her foot. It wasn't all medical as we saw 'Instant Family'.


Inspired by a true story the movie simultaneously tugged at your heart strings while being comedic. Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne were wonderful but the grandmas (Margo Martindale and Julie Hagerty) were terrific. A very good movie that we wholeheartedly recommend although there is some adult language, but like some movies it wasn't over the top.

We had a Thanksgiving meal with just the two of us so we could have leftovers which we finished off yesterday.

When you live fulltime in an RV you still have household chores and on Black Friday instead of shopping we cleaned the carpet with our Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner. Believe us, crawling around on the floor with the spot cleaner is much better than being jostled by the Black Friday shoppers. 

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Monday, November 19, 2018

FOOD, DIFFERENT VET, PHYSICAL THERAPY, MRI AND SPORTS

Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 41 Cloudy High 58) 

We ate at one of our favorites this last week, Rio Ranch Cafe.


We had a scare with Tiger and had to take her to her vet. We caught an infection real early and she has one more shot next week so she seems to be OK. Jo is still dealing with her back pain so the pain center scheduled a MRI to get a better look at her current condition. They plan to do a steroid shot series to help with her pain so we are hoping that works. She is also getting physical therapy for her foot sprain.

This time of the year is one of the best times of the year sports wise. College football is winding down and college basketball is starting. This last weekend had Iowa State in a meaningful game in November with Big 12 title implications. Although it did not turn out like Bob wanted it still has been a great year for the Cyclones with a couple more games to play and then a bowl game. On Sunday the Iowa State women won the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) by handily beating the 24th ranked Miami. Tonight the Iowa State men are playing Arizona in the Maui Invitational and set a record for the most tickets bought by any school for the Maui Invitational.

It is a great time for sports for sure, second only to March Madness in Bob's opinion. 

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, November 11, 2018

DOCTORS, VET AND EATING OH MY

Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 44 Considerable Cloudiness High 58) 

We have been in Kerrville for a little over a week and our time has been spent catching up with our doctors, a visit to the vet for one of our cats and of course eating at some of our favorite places.


 
We still have a few favorites to visit.


The next week will involve some more medical stuff and probably a steak at Mamacita's.
 
Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Friday, November 2, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO KERRVILLE TEXAS

Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 36 Sunny: Pleasant and Warmer High 72) 

After a couple nights in Llano Texas we departed yesterday and made it back to our winter location in Kerrville, also in Texas. For the first month of our stay we will be at the campground in Kerrville-Schreiner Park.


It was approximately 65 miles, this is the route we took.



We will be in Kerrville for a few months getting squared away with all of our doctors and vets, eating at our favorite places and finding some more, and exploring of the area.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO LLANO TEXAS

Currently in Llano TX (Low 68 A Few Thunderstorms; Some Severe Around High 76) 

After an overnight stop in Cisco TX we departed yesterday and headed to Llano, also in Texas. We are staying at Riverway RV Park.


It was approximately 125 miles, this is the route we took.




We will be here a couple nights.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

COOPER'S OLD TIME PIT BBQ IN LLANO TEXAS (AND A PARK REVIEW)

Currently in Llano TX (Low 48 Currently Partly Cloudy 54)
Heading to Kerrville TX (Currently 54 Sunny High 64) 

Consistently rated as one of the best BBQs in Texas you just had to know we would someday eat at Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ in Llano. At Cooper's you order at the pit.


Bob has been craving some beef ribs and Cooper's did not disappoint. Jo said one of her bites tasted like prime rib. The pork ribs were good but a little tough and the brisket was good but we think we like Bill's BBQ in Kerrville better. We also got some peach cobbler which was really good.

While in Llano we stayed at Riverway RV Park that sits next to the Llano River.


Earlier this year flash flooding of the Llano River caused some havoc in Llano but this RV park was spared since up on a bluff overlooking the river. GPS brought us right to the park. The office staff was friendly. This is a Passport America park for 2 nights. The park roads and sites are gravel. We are in a long pull thru with a good line of sight for our roof mounted satellite dish. The hookups were convenient. ATT coverage was good for cellular at 4 bars and LTE was 3 bars.

We would stay again at this park. We depart today for Kerrville for the winter.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO CISCO TEXAS (AND A PARK REVIEW)

Currently in Cisco TX (Low 62 Currently Cloudy 65)
Heading to Llano TX (Currently 72 Sunny Intervals; Humid High 83) 

After 3 nights in Wichita Falls Texas we departed yesterday and headed to Cisco, also in Texas. We are staying at the RV Park associated with the Executive Inn in Cisco.


It was approximately 125 miles and man was it nice to be on better roads after our usual experience with rough roads in Oklahoma. To put it into perspective we were on some Texas County Roads yesterday that were better than I-44 in Oklahoma and we paid a lot of money in tolls for the privilege of loosening some fillings. This is the route we took.




We stayed hooked up last night. Executive Inn RV Park is OK for an overnight stay. We were in a long pull thru on asphalt that had a good line of sight for our roof mounted satellite dish. We only used electricity. ATT service was good so overall we were happy. Here is the Lifestyle and truck.


We are heading to Llano Texas today for some good Texas brisket at Coopers.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Monday, October 29, 2018

REVIEW OF WICHITA FALLS RV PARK IN WICHITA FALLS TEXAS

Currently in Wichita Falls TX (Low 50 Currently Sunny 57)
Heading to Cisco TX (Currently 50 Mostly Sunny; Pleasant High 83) 

Wichita Falls RV Park is a nice park in Wichita Falls Texas. After the red mud and so so park in Oklahoma City it was great to be in a very long pull-thru that was a little wet but no more red mud. Our GPS devices brought us right to the park. The office staff was friendly and except for the sewer connection at a weird angle the hookups were convenient. The roads were gravel as were the sites. The patio with picnic table was concrete. ATT cellular was strong at 4-5 bars and ATT 4g was real good at a consistent 3 bars and about 10Mbps. Here is the Lifestyle from the front.


To the right.


To the left.


From the rear.


We would stay at this park again. We depart today for Cisco Texas.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, October 28, 2018

CATCHING UP - PRECIOUS MOMENTS CHAPEL IN CARTHAGE MISSOURI

Currently in Wichita Falls TX (Low 50 Plenty of Sunshine High 77)

Catching up on our recent tour of the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage Missouri which was incredible. 


The Chapel has often been described as “America’s Sistine Chapel” as an artful representation of Michelangelo’s own Sistine Chapel in Rome. Here is a photo from their website.

  

Tours for the Chapel are free and the accompanying grounds include an Visitor Center with Gift Shop, Royal Cafe and gardens adorned with bronze statues and fountains. The Visitor Center houses the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shop, as well as exclusive figurines. Here are some of the photos we took. You had to know if there was an RV related scene we would find it.



The visitors center was already decorated for Christmas.



The Chapel from a distance along the walkway.



The murals in the Chapel were amazing.






Precious Moments has long been on our bucket list so it was good to finally visit.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Saturday, October 27, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO WICHITA FALLS TEXAS

Currently in Wichita Falls TX (Low 49 Plenty of Sun; Nice High 80) 

After a couple days of rain and red mud in Oklahoma we departed yesterday for Wichita Falls Texas. We are staying at Wichita Falls RV Park.


It was approximately 150 miles this is the route we took.



We will be here a few days as we continue our journey to our winter location in Kerrville.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Thursday, October 25, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA

Currently in Oklahoma City OK (Low 49 A Passing Morning Shower Then Mostly Cloudy High 59) 

After a one night stay in Claremore Oklahoma we departed yesterday and headed to Oklahoma City, also in Oklahoma. We are staying at Abe's RV Park.



It was approximately 125 miles, this is the route we took.



We will be here a couple nights.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO CLAREMORE OKLAHOMA

Currently in Claremore OK (Low 45 Currently Cloudy 53)
Heading to Oklahoma City OK (Currently 52 Cloudy then Occasional Afternoon Rain High 61) 

We departed Carthage Missouri yesterday and headed to Claremore Oklahoma. We are staying at Wills Rogers Downs KOA. We have stayed here before and have enjoyed seeing the horses exercised and racing from our back window.





It was approximately 100 miles to Tulsa, this is the route we took.



We are in along pull-thru and we stayed hooked up since we are only staying one night. We depart today for Oklahoma City, also in Oklahoma.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

REVIEW OF COACHLIGHT RV PARK IN CARTHAGE MISSOURI

Currently in Carthage MO (Low 40 Mostly Cloudy Currently 46)
Heading to Tulsa OK (Currently 48 Partly Sunny High 72) 

After a couple nights in Carthage Missouri we depart today for Tulsa.

While in Carthage we stayed at Coachlight RV Park.



The park was an easy exit from I-49 and our GPS worked great. The office staff was friendly and we were placed in a long pull thru. The hookups were convenient and we had a good line of sight for our roof mounted dish. ATT cellular signal was good at 3-4 bars and 4G LTE also came in at 3-4 bars. The park had free WiFi which was pretty good. Here is the Lifestyle from the front.


To the right.


From the rear. We were at the end of a row so not much to the left.


We depart today for Tulsa Oklahoma as we continue our journey to Kerrville Texas for the winter.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Monday, October 22, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO CARTHAGE MISSOURI

Currently in Carthage MO (Low 41 Partly Sunny High 69) 

After a little more than a month in the Kansas City area, most of them parked outside our friends barn we departed yesterday for Carthage Missouri.


It was approximately 130 miles, this is the route we took.



We plan on visiting the Precious Moments Chapel later today and then departing tomorrow.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Monday, October 1, 2018

PARK REVIEW AND A GREAT FOODIE FIND

Currently in Hillsdale KS (Low 65 Clouds Currently 68)
Heading to Belton MO (Currently 61 Fog then Mostly Cloudy; Humid High 77) 

We really enjoyed our stay at Hillsdale State Park near Paola Kansas. We are in the newest campground, Sunflower, and to us it is a really nice campground. The roads are asphalt and the sites are concrete with a concrete patio. We are in a long curved pull-thru with convenient hookups. Since it is a new campground there were no trees so we had no worries about our roof mounted satellite dish. There is a lot of room between sites. ATT cellular was pretty good at 2-3 bars. ATT 4g was kinda hit and miss. Sometimes it would be great and sometimes almost nonexistent. There is no park Wifi so we were dependent on ATT. If in the area we would stay here again. Here is the Lifestyle from the side since a curved pull-thru.


To the right.


To the left.


We didn't have a water view from our site but a few backins did have a view of Hillsdale Lake.


We may be back in the area if only to eat at a great foodie find, Beethoven's #9, a German-Italian restaurant in nearby Paola Kansas recommended by Jo's niece and her husband.


A lot of times at a new restaurant we get a couple of dishes and split them. We decided on jagerschnitzel with a mushroom cream gravy and beef stroganoff with red cabbage, warm potato salad and spatzkle as our sides.


Everything was wonderful as were the desserts that we took to go. A definite must visit whenever we are in the area for sure. Jo's niece and her husband like it so much they are moving closer early next year LOL

We depart today back to Belton Missouri for a couple weeks.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO HILLSDALE KANSAS

Currently in Hillsdale KS (Low 66 Foggy Early then Mostly Cloudy with a Thunderstorm High 78) 

After a few nights at Camp Baird in Belton Missouri we departed yesterday for Hillsdale Kansas near Paolo. We are staying at Hillsdale State Park.



It was approximately 45 miles, this is approximately the route we took.



We have a wedding to go to later in the week and we decided we wanted to be closer.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Saturday, September 22, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO BELTON MISSOURI

Currently in Belton MO (Low 46 Sunny High 72) 

After an overnight stay in Eagleville Missouri we departed Thursday for Belton, also in Missouri. We are parked once again in front of our friends Bob and Wilma's barn.


It was approximately 125 miles this is approximately the route we took.



We will be here a few nights and then head to Kansas for a wedding.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Thursday, September 20, 2018

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - TO EAGLEVILLE MISSOURI (AND A PARK REVIEW)

Currently in Eagleville MO (Low 66 Sunny Currently 73)
Heading to Belton MO (Currently 75 Sunny then Variable Clouds; Breezy High 90) 

After a week in Waukee Iowa we departed yesterday and headed to Eagleville Missouri. We are staying at Eagle Ridge RV Park.


It was approximately 90 miles, this is the route we took.



Our GPS devices had no problems this trip. The office staff was friendly and we had a long pull-thru since we were staying hooked up for a one night stop. The roads were gravel as were the sites. The full hookups looked convenient although we only used electrical. We had a good line of sight for our roof mounted satellite dish as can be seen in the following photo. We were in the new area of the park that is big rig friendly. Here is the Lifestyle from the front.


To the right.


To the left.


From the rear.


This was a nice park for an overnight stay. We depart today for Belton Missouri. 

Till next time,

Bob and Jo